The Island Lake Lodge Bear & Tamarack dining room has been setting the standard for mountain cuisine for many years.
The approach to food at Island Lake Lodge is simple; complexity without complication. We use our best efforts to use organic and traditionally raised foods and prepare them with unpretentious flavourings and well-executed techniques. We believe there should be strong connections between plate, planet, people, and culture. It is this belief that we are committed to the procurement of ethically raised and enviro-wise products and offer them in healthy and balanced dishes. We believe in unprocessed, unrefined, whole foods; ‘real food’. These real foods, traditionally prepared, offer countless flavours and textures and concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
The French-inspired Rocky Mountain Cuisine has been documented in a cookbook from Whitecap publishing, ask at the Lodge to purchase a copy to take home.
Island Lake Lodge is in a private wilderness setting only 10km from Fernie and easily accessible in summer via Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road. Look for the large wooden Island Lake Lodge sign on HWY between town and Fernie Alpine Resort turn-off.
Note: some days the lodge may not be available or open due to a private function or wedding - call or visit this webpage for schedules and events. Visitors can still access the trails.
Ancient Timbers Dining Room in the Tamarack Lodge: 5pm-9pm. Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.
Bear Lodge Patio: 11am-9pm daily June 7th to September 2nd, 11am-5pm September 3rd- October 6th.
Casual and relaxed patio dining with views of the Lizard Range
June 8, 2019 - Untamed Kootenays Culinary Weekend
A spectacular weekend of gastronomy and relaxation. 2 nights, 2 breakfasts, 2 gourmet dinner events, 1 lunch, cookbook & gifts, guided hikes. From $1,149 per couple. Limited spaces. More Details
Father's Day Brunch - June 16th 11am - 2pm
Adults $39 / 12 and under $19. Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book. Lunch in the Bear Lodge 2 burgers and 1 Take a Hike 750ml Beer to share $39.
Date Night Mondays - June 7 - October 7, 2019
Bring your partner for a romantic dinner. 2 entrees, 2 glasses of bubbly and an appetizer to share. $99 per couple.
Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.
Wine Tasting Wednesdays - June 7 - October 7, 2019
5-course tasting menu with 5 wines. Each Wednesday we will feature a new and old world wine from our diverse cellar. $99 per person. Reservations required call 250-423-3700 to book.
- Winter Dining -
Winter Snowcat Ride, Lunch & Spa
For those not catskiing, explore the winter wonderland at Island Lake Lodge with extended days of operation through the holiday season.
Enjoy a snowcat ride winding up through our stunning old growth forest. Arriving at the lodge, you will be greeted with the spectacular Lizard Range of the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop to your experience. Take time for a snowshoe around the lake or a Nordic ski…or indulge in a sumptuous spa treatment.
Available: Thursday - Sunday through the whole winter season (Special holiday dates – Dec 15th – Jan 7th, excluding Dec 25th).
Snowcat ride and lunch: $75 per person. (Spa treatments are extra)
The main road to the lodge in winter is not plowed so everyone gets to enjoy a snowcat ride to and from the lodge (20-minute ride, must be booked in advance). You can drive your vehicle to the lower parking lot for Island Lake Lodge (by the big Lodge sign), just a couple kilometres up Mt Fernie Provincial Park Road, this road is just off Highway 3 across from the Stanford Resort Hotel.
More information available on the Island Lake Lodge webpage